CFPA Ramble: Summer Tree Walk for Beginners
Ever look at a tree and then get, well, “stumped” when you tried to figure out what it was? That can happen to even the best experts! But there are clues that we can use to help us more accurately identify the trees we see around us.
Join fellow tree-observer and Ramble Guide Lynn Kochiss for another walk for beginners. The leaves are out now and can be added to using bark, twigs, and buds as species indicators. There will be a brief introduction inside in the CFPA Meeting Room, after which we will wander Highlawn Forest trails, stopping often to to examine the trees.
Dress for the weather. Also, the trail may be muddy or slippery, so please wear appropriate footwear. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them, or borrow ours. No pets, please.
This free guided outing is offer by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA).
CFPA Rambles are intended to bring people, fun, and the outdoors together. Led by trained CFPA Ramble Guides, these FREE, engaging outings are offered on trails around the state every month throughout the year. Each CFPA Ramble is designed to show the people of Connecticut how easy and enjoyable a ramble can be and to feature the many different outdoor opportunities our state has to offer.
To prepare for a safe and enjoyable CFPA Ramble:
- Be ready to begin the Ramble at the scheduled start time;
- Bring water, snack, and your excitement;
- Leave pets at home (unless otherwise noted);
- Wear sturdy shoes; and
- Kids, please remember to bring your parents or caregivers.